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By Location (of death)

Confirmed death toll

  • January 6:

9,691 dead, 6,011 missing -- 5,914 on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • December 31:

10,000 casualties, according to CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

NYT still quotes a lower figure (from the Government of India) of 7,763, not including the nearly 8000 missing in Andaman & Nicobar Islands http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Tsunami-Deaths-by-Country.html


New York Times interactive feature showing death-tolls in various parts of Southern India: (NYT requires registration) http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/worldspecial4/


Update: CNN.com now reports "at least 10,000 deaths" in India. (Dec. 29, 6:05PM Eastern Time).


  • December 29:

6,974 casualties: Source: New York Times/Associated Press

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html (New York Times/Associated Press (registration required)

10000 casualties: Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/$All/E57DB68BADA37B5965256F79005C3F29?OpenDocument

Indonesia

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: Death toll placed at 101,318 dead and 10,070 missing.

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


  • December 31: Indonesia still faces the worst death toll. The government expects the toll to reach 100,000.

79,940 deaths: Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Tsunami-Deaths-by-Country.html


  • December 29: Indonesia has been one of the worst-affected regions, being the epicenter of the earthquake.

45,268 Casualties: Source: Alertnet(Reuters) http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP152814.htm

As per New York Times/Associated Press, the figure of 45,268 only includes deaths on the island of Sumatra and not on the west coast of the island. This number is "almost certainly" expected to rise.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html


Sri Lanka

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: More than 46,000 , with more than 14,000 missing.

Sri Lankan officials say 27,527 are dead and 3,858 missing in non-rebel-held areas of the island nation. Tamil Tiger rebels in conjunction with the U.N. Development Program say nearly 19,000 are dead and 10,000 missing in rebel-held territory.

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • January 2:

CNN now reporting more than 45,000 dead, 27,229 have died in the non-rebel-controlled part of Sri Lanka. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • December 31:

CNN reports a much higher figure of 41,008 deaths in Sri Lanka, stating that nearly 27,000 have died in the rebel-controlled part of Sri Lanka. (edit: I think this is NON rebel-controlled) http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

28,508 deaths (in both government and rebel-controlled Sri Lanka). Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Tsunami-Deaths-by-Country.html

  • December 29:

22,493: Source: New York Times/Associated Press http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html

23,015: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/29/asia.quake/index.html More than 4000 are still "missing" in Sri Lanka

Thailand

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: 5,187 dead, 3,810 missing

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • January 2:

CNN states that Thai Prime Minister has raised official death toll to 4,812 and total deaths could exceed 8,000. 6,541 are still missing, more than 3,000 of them Swedish tourists. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • December 31:

According to CNN, the Thai Prime Minister has said that the toll could exceed 7,000.

4,560 deaths, including 2230 foreigners: Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Tsunami-Deaths-by-Country.html

  • December 29:

1,830 deaths: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/29/asia.quake/index.html

"While Thai officials fear hundreds of tourists may have died, so far at least 64 deaths have been confirmed. Hospital workers and witnesses report hundreds of bodies washing in from the sea." (Source: CNN)

Malaysia

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: 66 dead, 6 missing

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


  • January 2:

New number of 66 deaths reported by CNN. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


  • December 31:

No changes to the previously reported figure of 65 deaths.


  • December 29:

65 deaths: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

"An unknown number" of foreign tourists are feared dead, as per the New York Times


Myanmar

Confirmed Death Toll

Note: Myanmar casualty data in the media is compiled from a range of unofficial and anonymous sources

  • January 6

A very different 'official' number: 86 dead, according to the International Federation for the Red Cross, which is coordinating with the Myanmar government and the United Nations. Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

  • Jan 1 2005

260 deaths: Source: Democratic Voice of Burma http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=3793

  • December 31:

No changes to the previously reported figure of 90 deaths.

  • December 29:

90 deaths: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


Somalia

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: 114 deaths reported by the U.N.

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


Maldives

  • list of casualties (http://www.tsunamimaldives.mv/?action=casualtyUpdates) - Maldives National Disaster Management Center

Confirmed Death Toll

  • January 6: 82 dead, 26 missing.

Source: CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


  • January 2:

74 deaths. Source: CNN. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


  • December 31:

73 deaths: Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Tsunami-Deaths-by-Country.html


  • December 29:

46 deaths: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

69 deaths: Source: New York Times/Associated Press http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html

Tanzania

Confirmed Death Toll

  • December 31:

No changes to the previously reported figure of 10 deaths.

  • December 29:

10: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html

Kenya

Confirmed Death Toll

  • December 31:

No changes to the previously reported figure of one death.

  • December 29:

Kenyan media reports one death: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html


Seychelles

Confirmed Death Toll

  • December 29:

"Unconfirmed reports of deaths". Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

3 Deaths: Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Quake-Deaths-by-Country.html

Bangladesh

Confirmed Death Toll

  • December 31:

No changes to the previously reported figure of 2 deaths

  • December 29:

2 deaths: Source: CNN http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.deaths/index.html

By Nationality (of person)

India

Nagapattinam - 1305

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Malaysia

Myanmar

  • Burmese workers in Thailand

"As many as 500 Myanmar labourers in Thailand, many of them unregistered fishermen, are feared dead after killer tsunamis slammed into the kingdom, a rights official said Thursday. Surapong Kongchanthuek, of Thailand's committee on human rights for stateless or displaced people, said that given the high number of migrant workers along Thailand's coast it was probable that hundreds of them were among the thousands of casualties." Source : Democratic Voice of Burma, December 30 2004 (http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=3786)

Maldives

Tanzania

Kenya

Seychelles

Bangladeesh

Australian

Source :Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.dfat.gov.au/tsunami.html

  • 2 Jan 2022

12 dead, 107 serious concerns for safety, 950 unaccounted for.

  • 1 Jan 2022

11 dead, 111 serious concerns for safety, 1000 unaccounted for.

  • 31 Dec 2021

9 dead, 41 serious concerns for safety, 1250 unaccounted for. rtrtrt

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